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Title Letters [manuscript]: 1890-1892
Author Eames, Wilberforce (1855-1937)
Document Type Correspondence
Description From the Newberry Library Catalogue: Correspondence, 1890-1892, of Eames with James Constantine Pilling (American ethnologist), William Frederick Poole (Newberry Library librarian), and an unknown addressee, regarding Indian-related writings. Letters concern the publication of William Pote’s French and Indian War captivity journal; the examination of a ms. containing catechisms and hymns translated into the Potawatomi language by Baptist missionary Robert Simerwell (now Ayer MS 1668); the receipt of a broadside in the Laguna alphabet; information about publications of the New Testament in Tudukh; and other bibliographic matters.
Names Pilling, James Constantine (1846-1895); Poole, William Frederick (1821-1894); Pote, William (1718-1755)
Places New York, New York, United States
Keywords Christianity, religion, missionary, hymn, anthropology, French and Indian Wars, captivity narrative, translation, linguistics, language, Newberry Library, bibliographer, ethnology
Theme Observation, Representation and Cultural Encounters; Military Encounters: Conflicts, Rebellions and Alliances; Missionaries and Education
Tribe / Nation
Culture Area Northeast
Additional Information

Librarian and bibliographer. Affiliated with the Lenox Library (later New York Public Library), 1885-1937, Wilberforce Eames’ interest in books about the American Indian was sparked by his acquaintance with James Constantine Pilling, with whom he worked on Proof-sheets of a bibliography of the languages of the North American Indians(1885).

Captivity journal published as: The journal of Captain William Pote, Jr. New York: Dodd, Mead & Co., 1896.

Library The Newberry Library
Copyright The Newberry Library
Collection The Edward E. Ayer Collection
Reference VAULT box Ayer MS 263
Catalogue Link The Newberry Library Catalogue